We take down the Elder Dragons.
Monster Hunter World is a challenging game. Once you've acquired some better gear, the early monsters don't present much of a threat, but difficult enemies still await players toward the end of the game--specifically, the vaunted Elder Dragons.
Elder Dragons are a recurring aspect of the Monster Hunter series, and they're present once again in World. The game's box features a new addition to the Elder Dragon ranks, Nergigante, but it isn't the only such foe you'll face over the course of the game. In the video above, some of our die-hard Monster Hunter fans take on three Elder Dragons you'll need to face toward the end of World. It should give you a good idea of what to expect from some of the game's most difficult encounters (or provide a glimpse if you don't think you'll make it that far yourself). We've also got a more detailed breakdown of what to expect from Monster Hunter World's endgame.
Monster Hunter World released last last month on Xbox One and PS4, with a PC release still to come. It immediately set a new series record for most units shipped in three days, and Capcom has plans to provide much more content in the weeks and months ahead. Street Fighter V-themed content is coming (both free and paid), and we also know Mega Man gear has been confirmed alongside the existing Horizon: Zero Dawn items. New monsters will also be added as DLC, with the first coming this spring.
If you're just getting started, you can read all about the game in our Monster Hunter World review. We also have a beginner's guide to help you get started in World, which does a better job of welcoming in new players than previous installments.